Whispers: Have you heard them? Not the kind that carry malice or hurt. I am talking about the kind of whispers you know are from God.
The link above will take you to LifeChurch to a message by Bill Hybels talking about this very thing.
You might think I am a nut but I have heard God speak to me. It was a nudge, a whisper. On one occasion I listened. I heard pray for a particular friend right now. When I got home I had a message from her on my voicemail. On another I ignored the whisper. There was a bakery that had opened near us and I had finally gone to check it out. There was a closed sign on the door and a woman sitting in her car weeping. I heard "speak to her". But, not wanting to upset her even more I ignored the whisper and drove away. A few days later when we drove by again the front window was boarded up where it looked like a mini van had driven through. I don't know that that is what happened but I also don't know what happened to that woman. I regret not listening to the voice of God in my ear that day.
If you are not a believer you may think that is just you being a good person or a coincidence. I want you to know it is God speaking to your heart. Being sensitive to the Holy Spirit is an amazing thing. I feel like I used to be so much more receptive to listening to Him. Lately I am so caught up in everything falling apart around us it is hard to be quiet and listen. Maybe that is why I am at my new job. It has given me a lot of time to be quiet and listen. I pray that I will hear the whisper when God speaks to me and I will not ignore it.